Poking Around at Florida Cactus

Florida Life Like a Local

I’ve put my nurturing skills to the test.

A couple of weeks ago I took a trip to Florida Cactus, a nursery devoted to cacti and succulents. I first learned about this place on Instagram, of course. However, Instagram did not prepare me for how expansive it was. Row after row of succulents, cacti and various other plants filled 20 large greenhouses. If you are a lover of succulents, you will love this place.

We checked in at the office where we were handed a map and sent on our way, basket in hand.
The first greenhouse was mostly succulents and baby cacti. I eagerly began picking up one by one and placing them in the basket. They were just so cute, but word of advice, pace yourself; there are still 19 greenhouses to go after this.


The only other time I’ve purchased a succulent was from East End Market, and let’s just say, that didn’t end very well. I must be the only person on this planet who has killed a succulent. Why does everyone say they are so easy to maintain?

Well, I’m giving myself another chance, eight more to be exact.

I am open to any suggestions on keeping cacti and succulents alive.

Hours for Florida Cactus are Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

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    November 2, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    i remember I used to have a couple of cacti years ago. You’ve got to look after them! they need the right amount of sunlight and the right amount (not much!) of water. Looks awesome – great post!

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      Rochelle Siegel
      November 3, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Thank you! I️ tend to over water plants but I’ve been good about letting these stay dry. Thanks for the tips!

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    November 2, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    I never knew about this place! Glad you wrote about it. Would ❤️ To see it! 🌵

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      Rochelle Siegel
      November 3, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      It’s kind of in the middle of nowhere but so worth the trip. Cactus and succulents galore 🌵🌵🌵

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